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by jkbarnes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: This or that
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: This or that

neil8fletcher3 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:10 am
but I don't wear it much these days.
I think that’s your answer. Why hold on to a watch you don’t wear?
by jkbarnes
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps

For an active lifestyle I highly recommend the Arne by Hirsch. It’s a water proof leather bonded to a natural rubber backing. It looks good, is incredibly comfortable, and is cool in the summertime. It’s my go to strap for the summertime. My only quibble is that I wish it had quick release pins. I’d...
by jkbarnes
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 26068
Views: 1453617

Re: CWL of the day

It’s NATO season!
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by jkbarnes
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Charlie Concordia - alternative for the C65 Diver
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Charlie Concordia - alternative for the C65 Diver

I really like the look of the auto diver, especially in the blue. I'm curious, can anyone confirm that VAT is NOT charged when purchasing outside the EU? It sure looked like VAT is still charged. I wish the website had an option for English.
by jkbarnes
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Trident Mk3 - pictures..!
Replies: 167
Views: 12720

Re: C60 Trident Mk3 - pictures..!

Oh dear! The Trident DNA has just disappeared. My thoughts exactly! I see the hands and the wave pattern as part of the DNA, and now they’re gone. In the Loupe, Adrian (I think it was Adrian?) made a comparison to the evolution of the Porsche 911. One can always identify a 911 because fundamental d...
by jkbarnes
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logo complaints - I get it now
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Logo complaints - I get it now

I used to bemoan the inevitable complaint about the new logo that would always work its way into a thread. I’d think to myself, “been there, done that, so why must we rehash it?” or, “honestly, what’s the big deal? It’s just one small detail.” But now, having caught a brief glimpse of the Mk 3 Tride...
by jkbarnes
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25-Day Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: 25-Day Journey

I admire the fact he can write so well in what is his 2nd language. I think it add's a nice quirkiness to such articles. Just a personal view (it's quite common over here). I didn’t realize it was his second language! I actually thought to myself that it reads like someone who isn’t a native speake...
by jkbarnes
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25-Day Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: 25-Day Journey

The specifics of his review aside, I didn’t find that to be a particularly well written piece. It’s in need of some serious editing.
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

Of course there is then the "Old School" stuff of always wearing a clean, ironed shirt, polished / clean shoes, etc. together with the polite stuff of saying please and thank you, asking 'please may I have' rather than 'I want' . . . . . plus the chivalrous and polite actions of opening a door and ...
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

I viewed a TV show recently where a girl had dropped out of school to the shock of her family. When asked why, she simply pulled out her iphone and stated she didn't need school because the woman in her phone knew everything and all she had to do was ask. I’d really like to see that! I actually und...
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

timor54 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:46 pm
I do like a valve amp! Still use an old Laney for my guitars.
Me too! I’ve got two tube amps. And I’m intrigued by the idea of a tube powered stereo amp.
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

Too many posts to quote from individually... Concerning Thermexman’s appreciation for nostalgia and retro, I’m with you 100% on this. I’ve gone that route in my living room, mixing new and vintage furniture to capture a mid-century vibe without being a Mad Men set. My favorite items are a few things...
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

^^^^ That’s fascinating!
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: An Appreciation for "Old School"

Let me add that my appreciation for things old school doesn’t at all mean I’m anti-modern. I don’t know that I could get by without my smartphone now (although I have considered ditching it!). While I love pouring a drink and putting on a favorite record, I also stream music from my to the same set ...
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An Appreciation for "Old School"
Replies: 23
Views: 574

An Appreciation for "Old School"

I've been mulling over a post like this for quite awhile and am finally feeling inspired enough to post it. My initial draw to a mechanical watch was that it represented something "old school" in a modern world increasingly dominated by disposable high tech. As advanced as my smart phone is, it'll b...